WDSHE Press Releases 2/7 (‘Gone Baby Gone’, ‘Becoming Jane’, ‘General Hospital: Night Shift’, ‘Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive Volume 4 and 5’)
Please note the latest press releases from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment:
– Gone Baby Gone (Street Date: 2/12)
– Becoming Jane (Street Date: 2/12)
– General Hospital: Night Shift (Street Date: 2/12)
– Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive Volumes 4 & 5 (2/12)
GONE BABY GONE – Ben Affleck makes an unforgettable directorial debut with Miramax Films’ Gone Baby Gone, a gripping, critically hailed action drama coming to DVD and Blu-ray Disc® on February 12, 2008 from Miramax Home Entertainment.
The superb cast includes Casey Affleck (Ocean’s 11 Franchise, Good Will Hunting), Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby, The Shawshank Redemption) Ed Harris, (National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Apollo 13), Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible III, The Bourne Supremacy) and Amy Ryan (“The Wire”). Affleck, (Hollywoodland) and Aaron Stockard wrote the script based on Dennis Lehane’s (Mystic River) riveting crime novel about a pair of young Boston detectives racing to find a missing girl on the gritty back streets of Boston. Filled with pulse-pounding action, spellbinding suspense and shocking plot twists, Gone Baby Gone is a film audiences will want to watch again and again.
When four-year-old Amanda McCreary is abducted from Boston’s working class Dorchester neighborhood, the girl’s aunt and uncle (Amy Madigan and Titus Welliver) hire private detectives Patrick Kenzie (Casey Affleck) and Angie Gennaro (Michelle Monaghan) to track her down. With the grudging cooperation of Jack Doyle (Morgan Freeman), head of the Boston police department’s missing children’s division, the pair prowls the ugly underbelly of the city, uncovering a disturbing tangle of secrets. Realizing that everyone around them has undisclosed motives for finding the girl, the detectives ultimately risk everything—their relationship, their sanity, and even their lives, to solve the case.
BECOMING JANE – One of the world’s most beloved authors comes into her own in Becoming Jane, a startlingly modern romantic comedy from Miramax Films, on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on February 12, 2008 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. A charming and funny celebration of the love affair that inspired Jane Austen’s unforgettable novels, Becoming Jane arrives just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Becoming Jane boasts a stellar cast that includes three-time Teen Choice Award nominee Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada, The Princess Diaries franchise), James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe), James Cromwell, (Babe), Maggie Smith, (Harry Potter), Julie Walters (Billy Elliot). Directed by Julian Jarrold (Kinky Boots), Becoming Jane tells a story as dramatic and romantic as any that Austen wrote, about a young woman who dared hope to marry for love.
Becoming Jane enchanted critics with its imaginative and amusing story of star-crossed lovers. Karen Durbin of Elle says the movie is “Witty and thrilling. Anne Hathaway is as bright and elegant as Austen herself.” “A magnificent journey to the world of Jane Austen,” says Jim Ferguson, Dish Network, who calls Becoming Jane “a love story for the ages.” Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times dubs the film “A movie every Janeite will want to see.”
When 20-year-old Jane Austen (Anne Hathaway) meets up with the roguish Tom Lefroy (McAvoy), sparks begin to fly. Initially repelled by his arrogance, the emerging writer slowly realizes that she has finally found a man who appreciates her intellect as well as her beauty. As her parents (Julie Walters and James Cromwell) arrange a wealthy, aristocratic husband for her, Jane begins a clandestine romance with Lefroy. The young man proposes marriage, but his wealthy guardian, who holds his purse strings, disapproves of Jane’s outspoken manner and ambition to be a writer, and threatens to cut Tom off. In a world where marriage determines a woman’s fate, will they risk everything, including family and friends, for the sake of romance?
POWER RANGERS: OPERATION OVERDRIVE, VOLUMES 4 &5 – The quest for the five long lost jewels of the Corona Aurora comes to its exciting conclusion in Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive, Volumes 4 & 5 coming to DVD on February 12, 2008 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. The last two chapters in a five-volume set, Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive Volumes 4 & 5 include the season’s final electrifying episodes, plus two more chances to join the Rangers in an exclusive set-top interactive game and behind-the-scenes interviews with the Rangers themselves.
The power of the Corona Aurora grows stronger as the five intrepid Power Rangers take a gallant last stand against the forces of evil in 13 action-packed adventures. The heroic, genetically enhanced teens rally from near defeat to fend off an army of villains who threaten to destroy the universe. As the treacherous brothers Moltor and Flurious battle each other for control of the Corona, the courageous Power Rangers journey to Atlantis, St. Lucia and Greece in order to find the last two gemstones before it’s too late.
Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive Volume 4 & 5 include all new installments of two unbeatable bonus features. In levels 4 and 5 of Reserve Ranger Training Course, players join the Rangers in the search for the final two of the Corona Aurora’s priceless jewels using a simulator training course. Ranger Profiles features one-on-one interviews with the heroes themselves as they discuss their special genetic enhancements and share the important lessons they have learned during their journey.
The long-running live-action adventure series airs over 65 times a week in more than 40 territories worldwide and inspired the best selling action figure brand of all time. The POWER RANGERS OPERATION OVERDRIVE franchise promotes self-respect, self-esteem and self-confidence, and emphasizes the power of teamwork and the importance of standing up for what is right. The cast of POWER RANGERS: OPERATION OVERDRIVE includes Gareth Yuen (Dax/Blue Ranger), James MacLurcan (Mack/Red Overdrive Ranger), Caitlin Murphy (Ronny/Yellow Overdrive Ranger), Rhoda Montemayor (Rose/Pink Overdrive Ranger), Samuell Benta (Will/Black Overdrive Ranger), Ria Vandervis (Mira/Miratrix), David Weatherley (Spencer), Mark Ferguson (Moltor), Dwayne Cameron (Tyzonne), Gerald Urquhart (Flurious).
GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT — When the sun goes down, temperatures soar in Port Charles as General Hospital: Night Shift Season 1 comes to DVD on February 12, 2008. Created by the executive producer and writer of the award-winning hit daytime drama General Hospital, the show has been steaming up television screens since its July 2007 debut.
General Hospital: Night Shift Season 1 adds hot new characters and spicy original storylines for an after-hours glimpse of the romance, rivalries and medical cases that have made General Hospital a perennial viewer favorite and take a behind-the-scenes look at Port Charles in “On the Set at Night Shift.” Emmy® nominee and big screen icon Billy Dee Williams (1971 nominee for Best Actor, “Brian’s Song,” The Empire Strikes Back) joins the all star cast as Toussaint Dubois, a hospital custodian with a mysterious past. General Hospital favorites Dr. Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough) and Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) continue their torrid romance even as a fresh crop of nurses vie for Patrick’s attention. Meanwhile, mobster Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) struggles with his role as father and good girl-turned naughty vixen Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms) steps out.